FCA Authorisation Templates & Compliance Manual

Leading Regulatory Compliance Manual We offer the UK’s leading FCA Compliance Manual that covers most of the areas noted in the FCA’s application guidelines and with over 4500 organisations using our compliance documents, high quality and professional formats are guaranteed. For those also looking to meet the strict GDPR/DPA18 requirements, we also provide a GDPR […]

Anti-Money Laundering Policy Toolkit

For organisations operating a business in the financial sector, registering with an anti-money laundering scheme is mandatory. Some businesses and individuals must register with a Supervisory Authority (i.e. FCA, HMRC, Gambling Commission), following both their rules and those under the anti-money laundering regulations. The Money Laundering Regulations (MLR17), including the 2019 updates, provide businesses and […]

Due Diligence Templates

Due diligence is the assessment, investigation and review of a product, service, business, individual or third-party. It involves validating those with whom organisations form a working relationship in order to ensure that they are verified and suitable. Due diligence is one of the foundations of any business and is mandatory in many regulated sectors. In […]

Conflict of Interest Policy Template

What is a Conflict of Interest? A conflict of interest as it relates to business, is defined as an action or relationship that may impair the ability to make an objective and/or fair decision. This conflict can arise from the impairment of an individual employee or as a business activity. A conflict of interest in […]

Money Laundering Risks & Effective AML Controls

  The FATF encourage the full use of a risk-based approach to customer due diligence which is essential in knowing who businesses are working with and on behalf of. Extensive and robust due diligence controls are one of the key measures in identifying money laundering risks and should form a large part of any AML […]

SMCR Deadline Extension

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) replaced the Approved Persons Regime (APR) for solo-regulated firms from 9th December 2019. Firms with obligations under the SM&CR have until 9th December 2020 to ensure: – all relevant staff are trained on the Conduct Rules and how they apply to their roles all staff in certified roles […]

Due Diligence Policy & Questionnaires

Carrying out effective and compliant due diligence is not just for businesses with obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 or for those authorised or supervised by the FCA or HMRC. Most firms will be required to complete due diligence on suppliers, customers and/or employees to meet business and sometimes legal obligations. It is essential […]

FCA Compliance Manual

With more and more firms setting up under FCA regulation, Know Your Compliance Limited offer the most comprehensive FCA Compliance Manual on the market, already used by thousands of organisations in a vast array of regulated sectors, we understand how to write policies, procedures and templates that can be fully customised and save hours of […]

Due Diligence Policy & Questionnaire Templates

Most businesses are required to carry out some form of due diligence in meeting their regulatory, contractual or legal obligations and to mitigate the risks associated with standard business relationships such as working with suppliers, customers, employees and other third parties. Carrying out effective and adequate due diligence also helps to protect an organisations’ customers […]

£37,805,400 FCA Fine for AML Failures

Last month, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) handed out a £37,805,400 fine to the London branch of Commerzbank AG for significant failings related to anti-money laundering controls and measures. This costly fine included a 30% discount, as the firm offered to settle at an early stage of the investigation. The full fine without an early […]